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Cool Mum and I channeled our carefree, pre-child days and watched TV together, specifically the Oscars. We love movies, but haven’t mustered the time or energy to go the theaters or use our Netflix much in, oh, the last 3 years [-3 cool points].

Interestingly, I feel a connection with the night’s biggest winner, The King’s Speech. I attended the NYC premiere of the film when I worked for the non-profit. We had great seats, right by where director Tom Hooper introduced Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, and screenwriter David Seidler. Because the film lined up with the organization’s mission, I promoted it and followed it closely as it went from film festivals to limited release, gaining Oscar momentum at the end of 2010.

As I strive to become a better artist, whether it be writing, video making, or just plain blogging, I want to watch more movies, which are a blend of so many disciplines of art. The only movies that I’ve seen recently are Inception and The King’s Speech. Cool Mum has seen even less.

Our anniversary is this week, and we’d like to watch a movie as part of the celebration. Please tell us what we’re missing.

What movie should we watch for our anniversary?